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Brazil removes football president

The president of the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF), Rogerio Caboclo, was temporarily removed from his post on Sunday evening, in connection with accusations of sexual assault.

Caboclo was initially suspended for 30 days by decision of the CBF Ethics Commission.

He was charged with sexual and mental assault by a Confederation employee.

Caboclo denies all the charges.

“The CBF received on Sunday afternoon the decision of the Brazilian Football Ethics Commission temporarily suspending (for the initial period of 30 days) President Rogerio Caboclo from the exercise of his functions,” the CBF said in a statement. communicated.

Following the constitution of the federation, which stipulates that the oldest vice-president takes the post, Antonio Carlos Nunes will act as president.

Caboclo leaves his post amid tensions within the federation.

Brazilian team coach Tite and his players have expressed their displeasure with the Copa America which will be hosted in the country on short notice from Sunday and are reportedly still considering the possibility of playing it. or not.

An official position is expected to be announced after the World Cup qualifier against Paraguay on Tuesday.

Brazil, one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, has been chosen as the host after Colombia was abandoned due to political unrest and Argentina due to the surge in coronavirus infections.

According to sports portal GloboEsporte.com, Caboclo had promised the Brazilian federal government that he would dismiss Tite from his coaching post after the game against Paraguay.

More than 473,000 people have died in Brazil from COVID-19, with 866 deaths recorded on Sunday. (dpa / NAN)

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